Meat & Spuds kinda softie...

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Meat & Spuds kinda softie...

Post by fly_fischa » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:09 am

Taking another break from competition ties today, cranked out a few softies, here's one...
I'm living in London atm, travelling light so my photography setup is not that great. The results are reasonable but some of the details get lost. The colour of the ribbing on this fly looks really cool, it complements the rest of the fly but doesn't show in the photo :( It's a very light coloured silvery purple...

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Hook- 12# Kamasan B100N
Thread- Sheer 14/0 wine
Hackle- Partridge neck
Tail/Shuck- Partridge aftershaft
Abdomen- Wapsi micro stretch tube Rust
Ribbing- Hends 0,09 wire CWS-17 (it's a light purple colour)
Thorax- Grey Peacock herl in a dubbing loop
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Re: Meat & Spuds kinda softie...

Post by tie2fish » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:46 am

Wonderful, despite what you say are limitations on your photo set-up. I especially like the way you got the thorax herl to bristle like that.
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Re: Meat & Spuds kinda softie...

Post by willowhead » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:10 pm

That's sick...............absolutely SICK! :D
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Re: Meat & Spuds kinda softie...

Post by letumgo » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:01 pm

EXPLETIVE!!! (sensored to remove cuss word I exclaimed when I opened this post)

I feel sorry for the folks your competing against. Doesn't seem like a fair contest at all. My money's on you, all the way. Wonderful combination of materials, Karsten. I plan to steal many of your ideas for future patterns. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Re: Meat & Spuds kinda softie...

Post by fly_fischa » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:01 pm

Thanks guys, glad you like my offering of meat & spuds. :)

Ray - That's high praise indeed coming from the man I consider the Yoda of soft hackles, and that's not because you've got big ears buddy. :lol:
Thanks mate, that really means a lot to me...
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Re: Meat & Spuds kinda softie...

Post by DNicolson » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:58 pm

Really very nicely dressed flies, real fish catchers.
Pictures are pretty good to.
Here,in old Caledonia, a softie is an ice cream. Just thought you might like to know. ;)
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Re: Meat & Spuds kinda softie...

Post by letumgo » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:01 pm

Karsten - I'm no Yoda. I am more like the Jar Jar Binks of soft hackles. Me'sa still learning, okey'day! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Did you see the thread I posted earlier this year, regarding the Muzzy Buggers you sent me (see link below)? Man, I caught a LOT of fish on those flies earlier this year. Very effective fly!!! Thank you. ;)

http://www.flymphforum.com/viewtopic.ph ... lit=fuzzle

Sorry for high jacking your thread. I just wanted to make sure you saw the fuzzle bugger post.
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Post by willowhead » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:30 pm

Karsten, aint nothin' like an honest thief. :lol: Gotta hand it to ya Ray. :D Oh & btw Kars.....he does have "big ears." .....if ya know what i mean? 8-)
Donald, Misa calls those Soft Creams..... ;)
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Post by letumgo » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:38 pm

Karsten - When I told my wife about your Yoda comment, she asked "Why would you be compared with Yoda? Is it because of your bad grammar, or the hair growing out of your ears, or the fact you often smell like you live in a swamp?" :lol: :lol: :lol: I honestly love this woman. She makes me laugh.
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Re: Meat & Spuds kinda softie...

Post by willowhead » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:43 pm

:lol: :lol: she sounds a lot like Misako.....90% of the time, what you get (to listen to), is anything BUT what you want.............. :roll: :lol: :lol: i think that **** is bred in.............. :D and they wonder why we stay out late................ :P :twisted: ........i always blammed it on the bossa nova. 8-)
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